How a pergola can transform your garden into the perfect summer destination

A man pouring a glass of wine under his garden pergola.
Categories: Garden Pergolas

If COVID-19 has put a stop to your summer travel plans, don’t worry. We share our top tips for turning your garden into your very own holiday hotspot.

Create a beautiful, enclosed hideaway

One of the best parts of a summer getaway is finding a secluded spot to put your feet up with a cocktail and start working through your holiday reading list. With a stylish aluminium pergola, you can create your very own shaded spot for reading, meditating or relaxing with some holiday tunes.

By providing you with complete flexibility over your level of shade, a pergola lets you get the most out of the summer sun. Customisation options such as heaters and LED lights mean you can enjoy your garden well into the early hours (and even in the winter months!).

Bring a taste of the Mediterranean to your home with al fresco dining

Let’s be honest, nothing feels more like being on holiday than enjoying a delicious meal (and a refreshing tipple!) out on a gorgeous terrace, with a summer breeze blowing and lights twinkling overhead.

A sleek aluminium pergola is a great way to create a shaded outdoor dining area that can be enjoyed throughout the summer (and even in the colder months, with the helpful addition of roller screens, heating and lights).

For the ultimate summer holiday feel, accessorise your space with festoon lights, vibrant outdoor cushions and a few striking potted plants dotted around. Dress your table with some simple tealights and rustic place settings to create the Mediterranean terrace look.

Summer dining inspiration

There are so many delicious options to choose from when it comes to summer dining. Think light and tasty fish dishes, tapas, fresh salads (watermelon, mint and feta salad is a favourite of ours), and mezze plates overflowing with olives, grilled vegetables and dips like hummus and baba ganoush. Anything that’s bursting with vibrant colours and delicate flavours it sure to be a winner.


Now for the drinks. For those who enjoy alcohol, you simply can’t beat the classic Italian Aperol Spritz, which combines Aperol, prosecco and soda water to create a refreshing holiday taste. A traditional Spanish and Portuguese drink, sangria makes a perfect accompaniment to balmy summer evenings. Mix red wine, orange juice, brandy, sparkling water, cinnamon, and generous helpings of chopped fresh fruit (peaches, berries and applies are great choices).

Refreshing non-alcoholic options include homemade lemonade, virgin mojitos (lime juice, sugar, mint and soda water), or an apple and elderflower spritzer (made with mint, lime juice, apple juice, sparkling water and elderflower cordial).

Broadview top tip: Why not turn your pergola into your very own garden bar? Create the perfect spot for entertaining, watching the Euros in style, or simply kicking back with a cold beer.

Find out more about luxury pergolas from Broadview

We are one of the South’s leading providers of high-quality Brustor garden pergolas. To discover the range or find out more about our installation service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today on 01202 679012.

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